Make one's mouth water with that empty container (5)
I believe the answer is:
'make' is the definition.
(I know that tempt is a more specific form of the action persuade)
'with that empty container' is the wordplay.
'with' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'TEMPT' is hidden in the letters of 'that empty container'.
'one's mouth water' is the link.
I am not very happy about this link. Some or all of it may be part of another bit of the clue.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for tempt that I've seen before include "Allure, entice" , "Put to the test" , "Invite" , "Whet the appetite" , "Inveigle" .)